Mary S. Gradowich
Mrs. Mary S. Gradowich, 68, of 173 Bridle Path Road, Southbury, died Monday, March 29th, at her home. She was the widow of Stanley P. Gradowich.
Mrs. Gradowich was born April 12, 1930, in Sandy Hook, Conn., daughter of the late John and Anna Valilik. Formerly of Newtown, she moved to Southbury in 1997. She retired from the Harvey Hubble Co. of Newtown after working there for more than 35 years. She was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church in Newtown.
She leaves one son, John S. Gradowich, and his wife, Patti, with whom she lived; three sisters, Olga Rant of Sandy Hook, Jennie Singer of Danbury and Dorothy Cher of Naugatuck; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass will be held Wednesday, Mar. 31, at 10 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church, Newtown. Burial will follow in St. Rose Cemetery, Newtown. Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Carpino Funeral Home, 750 Main Street South, Southbury.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Danbury Regional Hospice, 30 West St., Danbury 06810.
Robert W. Case
Robert W. Case, 74, of The Gables of Guilford, 201 Granite Rd., Guilford, formerly of 8 Coach Rd., Danbury died March 27. He was the husband of Mary G. Case. Mr. Case retired as a guidance counselor for the Danbury school system after 35 years and was an Army veteran.
Besides his wife, he leaves sons, Francis M. Case of Sudbury, Mass., and John R. Case of Branford, Conn.; a brother George E. Case of New Milford and four grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at the United Methodist Church of Danbury on Thursday April 1 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to United Methodist Church of Danbury Memorial Fund, Clapboard Ridge Rd., Danbury, CT 06811.
Carol P. Stevens
Carol P. Stevens, age 78, of Redding, died on Sunday afternoon at the Glen Hill Convalescent Center, Danbury. She was the wife of the late Donald Stevens.
Mrs. Stevens was born in New York, New York, December 16, 1920, a daughter of the late John and Martha (Marquardt) Stamp, and graduated from schools there. A resident of Redding for the past 25 years, she had previously resided in Briarcliff Manor, New York for 23 years.
Mrs. Stevens was employed as a stockbroker for brokerage firms in both New York City and Connecticut retiring approximately 8 years ago. In Redding, Mrs. Stevens was an active member of the Heritage House Senior Center, and also was actively involved with the Mark Twain Library. She enjoyed painting as a hobby.
Mrs. Stevens is survived by her cousin, Margaret J. Sarubbi, of Orlando, Florida.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 30th, at the Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, at 8:30pm, with the Rev. Daniel Wehmeier, of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Danbury, officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 7pm, until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Cancer Society, 40 North Street, Danbury, CT 06810.
Kim Ann Flanagan
Kim Ann Flanagan, 42, died unexpectedly Thursday (March 25, 1999) at her home on Fairground Road in Springfield, Vt.
She was born May 24, 1956 in Troy, N.Y., the daughter of James and Frances (Fera) Flanagan. She attended schools in Danbury, Ct. and graduated from Immaculate High School, in Danbury, in 1974. She later went on to attend Nursing School in New Haven, Ct. and later received a degree in anesthesiology from New Britain, Ct. Hospital.
She has resided in Springfield since 1990, where she was employed at Springfield Hospital as a nurse anesthetist for several years.
Survivors include her father of Naples, FL; 3 brothers, Michael Flanagan and Timothy Flanagan both of Danbury, Ct., and Kevin Flanagan of Jersey City, NJ; 3 nephews and a niece. She was predeceased by her mother in December of 1998.
Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
There will be no visiting hours.
Arrangements are being handled by the Davis Memorial Chapel, Springfield, Vt.
Percival Cummings Jr.
Percival William Cummings Jr., 81, of Charleston, S.C., husband of the late Eleanor Wilber Cummings, died January 29, 1999. He was born in Springfield, Mass., January 28, 1918, son of Percival W. Cummings Sr. and Hallie Newton Cummings.
After graduating from Rennsalaer Polytechnic Institute, he was employed for 42 years by American Cynamid Company as a fibers scientist and research manager in Stamford, Conn., Pensacola, Fla., and Danbury.
He was a member of the Congregational Church of Brookfield, serving one term as chairman of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Cummings served as a Greenwich Town Meeting representative and also a number of years on the Brookfield School Board and with the Danbury Red Cross. Mr. Cummings was also active in the Boy Scouts in Greenwich and Pensacola. A Mason for more than 50 years, he served as Master of the Greenwich Lodge. He was a member of the James Island Presbyterian Church of Charleston, S.C.
He is survived by his son, Steven William Cummings of Gorham, Maine, and his step-sons, Walter Charles Ahrens of Pleasanton, Calif., Donald Richard Ahrens of Bath, N.Y., and Robert Francis Neville of Charleston.
Private graveside services will take place in Morningside Cemetery, Gaylordsville, Conn.
Evelyn Lenora Conley Sperry, age 81, of Grassy Plain St., Bethel, Conn., died Thursday at Glen Hill Convalescent Center, Danbury. She was the wife of Norman B. Sperry.
Mrs. Sperry was born in New Glouster, Maine, January 7, 1918, a daughter of Fred W. and Alice M. Searles Conley. She had been a resident of Bethel for the last 46 years.
Besides her husband of 62 years, Mrs. Sperry is survived by two sons, Norman A. Sperry of Chesnee, S.C., and Jerry A. Sperry of Brookfield, Conn.; a daughter, Alice M. Sobel of New Milford; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Regional Hospice of Western CT, 30 West St., Danbury, CT 06810.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Brookfield, Monday, March 29, at 11 a.m. Cremation will take place at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.
The Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, is handling arrangements.
Della Cipollone, 77, of Philadelphia, Pa., wife of Arthur Cipollone, died March 20, 1999 in Jefferson Medical-Methodist Hospital in Philadelphia.
Besides her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Linda L. Adduci of New Fairfield; her son, Arthur Cipollone II; and four grandchildren, Lynne Adduci and Joseph Adduci, formerly of New Fairfield, and Gary Cipollone and Arthur Cipollone III. She was predeceased by her son, Albert N. Cipollone.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on March 23 in Philadelphia.
William E. Yarr
William Edward Yarr, age 77, of Bethel, died Thursday evening at his home. He was the husband of Sophie "Kitty" Hausmann Yarr.
Mr. Yarr was born in Belfast, Ireland, June 13, 1921, a son of Thomas and Alice Thompson Yarr. He attended schools in Ireland and came to the United States in 1950, residing on Long Island, N.Y., for five years before moving to Bethel in 1955. Mr. Yarr had served as an electrical engineering officer while serving in the British Merchant Navy. Initially he was employed as an electrician, working with various contractors in the Danbury area. At the time of his retirement in 1984, he was employed as plant engineer at the Danbury Hospital where he had been for 20 years.
Mr. Yarr was a parishioner of St. Mary Church, Bethel. He was instrumental in legislation with five area union business managers for the licensing of electricians in the state of Connecticut. He also worked with the state of Connecticut for the obtaining of state licensing of electricians and other trades at Danbury Hospital.
Besides his wife, Mr. Yarr is survived by a son, Kevin Barry Yarr of Holliston, Mass.; two daughters, Kathleen Mary Yarr of Danbury, Conn., and Elizabeth Ann Jones of Winthrop, Mass.; three grandchildren, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins in Ireland.
Memorials may be made to the Bethel VNA, One School St., Bethel, CT 06801, or to the Bethel Fire Dept. Ambulance Fund, 36 South St., Bethel, CT 06801.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Church of St. Mary, Monday at 11 a.m. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Bethel, will be at the convenience of the family.
The family will receive friends at the Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m.
Carl W. Liebetruth
Carl Wilhelm Liebetruth, 86, of Titicus Mountain Road, New Fairfield, died Friday at Danbury Hospital. He was the husband of the late Mathilda Kleiss Liebetruth.
Mr. Liebetruth was born in Queens, N.Y., May 5, 1912.
He worked as an independent distributor for 7-Up for many years. He was president of the 60 Plus Club at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Brookfield, where he was also a member. He belonged to Local 812 Teamsters in New York, was president and founder of the Soft Drink Distributors Association and for the past 12 years worked for the New Fairfield Board of Education.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Melinda and Dennis Schroeder of New Fairfield; two brothers, Otto of Oceanside, Long Island and Fred Liebetruth of East Islip, L.I.; a sister, Helen Artus of Tuscon, Ariz.; three grandchildren, William, Jonathan and Karin, all of New Fairfield; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 5184, Brookfield, Connecticut 06804.
Calling hours: Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Brookfield.
Services: Sunday at 3 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Frederick Marcoux officiating. Burial will follow at Prince of Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Brookfield.
George R. Chapman, 83, husband of Alice (Joseph) Chapman, of 28 Deer Run, Bethel, died at the Danbury Hospital on Thursday morning, March 25, 1999. He was born in East Orange, N.J. on February 7, 1916, son of Charles and Elfreda (Lawson) Chapman. He grew up in New Jersey and had been a resident of Neptune, N.J. for many years prior to moving to Connecticut in 1970. He had lived in Danbury for 14 years before moving to Bethel in 1984. Mr. Chapman was a retired employee of the American Can Co. He retired in 1983 after having worked there for 48 years. In addition to his wife, Mr. Chapman is survived by a daughter, Pamela Chapman of Danbury; five sons, Richard of Philadelphia, Pa., Peter of Avon by the Sea, N.J., Arthur of Santa Monica, Calif., David of Richardson, Texas and Gregory of Simi Valley, Calif.; a sister, Lorraine Chapman of Danbury; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and two nieces. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary Church in Bethel on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Cremation will take place at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Women's Center of Greater Danbury, 2 West St., Danbury, CT 06810. Della Cipollone Della Cipollone, 77, of Philadelphia, Pa., wife of Arthur Cipollone, died March 20, 1999 in Jefferson Medical-Methodist Hospital in Philadelphia. Besides her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Linda L. Adduci of New Fairfield, and four grandchildren, Lynne Adduci and Joseph Adduci, formerly of New Fairfield, and Gary Cipollone and Arthur Cipollone III. She was predeceased by her son, Albert N. Cipollone. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on March 23 in Philadelphia. Rosalyn M. Brown Mrs. Rosalyn M. Brown, 78, of Ashlar Village, Wallingford, Conn., wife of the late Capt. Alfred G. Brown died Monday, March 22 in Wallingford. Mrs. Brown was born in Cleveland, Ohio, daughter of Ralph and Theresa Knapp Lightman. She had been a resident of Westport for 50 years prior to moving to Ashlar Village two years ago. Mrs. Brown is a former volunteer for the Westport-Weston Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Westport Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include one daughter, Linda L. Tufts of Bethel, Conn., one brother, Ralph C. Lightman Jr., of Galion, Ohio, and two grandchildren, Steven and Jeffrey Tufts. Services will take place Friday at 11 a.m. in the Saugatuck Congregational Church, 245 Post Road East, Westport, with the Rev. Alan Johnson officiating. Entombment will follow in Willowbrook Cemetery, Westport. There will be no calling hours. The Harding Funeral Home, 210 Post Road East, Westport is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Saugatuck Congregational Church, 245 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880.
William R. Bennett
William R. Bennett, 78, of Belleair, Fla., formerly of Georgetown, passed away March 23, 1999. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Evelyn; a son, William and his wife Mary; three grandchildren, Bill, Michelle, and Todd; and a brother, Robert L. and his wife Pauline. He was predeceased by two children, Carolyn and Bradley. A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 28 at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Georgetown.
Helen (Stout) Weiss, 86, of 51 Main St., Danbury, wife of the late Arthur Weiss, died March 24, 1999, at Danbury Hospital. She was born in Clover Hill, N.J., June 2, 1912, a daughter of Fred F. and Sarah G. (Schenck) Stout. Mrs. Weiss belonged to the Stout Family Association, descendants of Richard Stout of Nottingham, England and Penelope Stout of Holland who were early settlers of New Jersey. Her survivors include three sons, Frederick Weiss of New Fairfield, Robert Weiss of Brecksville, Ohio and Joseph Weiss of West Palm Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Carolyn DeMeo of Ronkonkona, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Mrs. Weiss was predeceased by her son George in 1991. A Mass of Christina Burial will be celebrated at St. Edward Church, Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery, Clover Hill, N.J. Friends will be received at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Hannah C. Blaney
Hannah C. Blaney, 90, a resident of Sodom Road, Brewster since 1931, died March 24, 1999 at Putnam Hospital Center. She was born in Ellenville, N.Y. on September 28, 1908, daughter of Charles and Sarah Rose VanWagner. Mrs. Blaney was a homemaker and an avid golfer at Dutchess Golf Course in Pawling. On December 28, 1931 at Brewster Presbyterian Church, she married her devoted, loving husband Robert Blaney, who died on May 6, 1998. She was also predeceased by three brothers and two sisters. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Services are Saturday, 8 p.m., at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Ave., Brewster. Burial will be In Milltown Rural Cemetery on Sunday at 2 p.m. Friends may call at Beecher Funeral Home on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Mar. 23, 1999, Freda S. Golden, 81, of Boca Raton, Fla., formerly of Danbury and New Haven, wife of the late Lawrence A. Golden, died unexpectedly. Beloved mother and mother-in-law of David and Ann Golden of North Haven, Mimi and Michael Golden Landau of Princeton, N.J., Joseph and Caryn Golden of Newtown, and Anida and Richard Wartenbe of Ft. Collins, Co. Loving sister of Edward Schwartz of San Francisco, Calif., and Harvey Schwartz of New Haven. Also survived by nine cherished grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a brother William Schwartz. She was a lifetime member of Haddassah. Funeral services at the Temple Shalom, Route 7, in New Milford, Conn., Friday at 11 a.m. with interment services to follow in the United Jewish Center Cemetery, Miry Brook Rd., Danbury. Contributions may be sent to the Danbury Hospital Development Fund, 24 Hospital Ave., Danbury, CT 06810. A period of mourning will be observed at 13 Palestine Rd., NEWTOWN through Monday. The Robert E. Shure Funeral Home is in care of arrangements.
Sigmund J. 'Ziggy' Nicewicz
Sigmund J. "Ziggy" Nicewicz, 77, of Chelsea, Mass., father of Margaret McKeever of Danbury and beloved husband of the late Florence Ann (Burke) Nicewicz, died at his home on Wednesday afternoon, March 24, 1999 after a lengthy illness. Born and raised in Chelsea, he was a lifelong resident. He attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1941. While attending high school, Ziggy was known as "135 pounds of dynamite." He participated in and was awarded all-scholastic letters in football, baseball and track. During World War II he enlisted and served with the U.S. Navy. Mr. Nicewicz worked for 30 years as a meat cutter and inspector for N.E.P. Co. in Boston and later worked as Chelsea City Hall custodian for 10 years prior to his full retirement. He was a member of P.A.V. Post 13 and P.P.C. of Chelsea. An avid golfer who loved to walk along the Chelsea and Revere beaches, Mr. Nicewicz also had a love for music and was a drummer with the "Melodiers" from 1950 to 1978, playing big-band sounds and polka music for many private functions. He was the devoted father of Alice Pantano, Patricia Salemi and her husband Richard, all of Chelsea, and Margaret McKeever and her husband John of Danbury, Conn.; dear brother of Alexander Nicewicz of Chelsea, Stanley Nicewicz of Revere, Mass., Helen Smith of Revere, Genevieve Piasecki of Nahant, Mass. and the late Walter and Chester Nicewicz; cherished grandfather of Richard and Alicia Salemi, Ann Marie Salemi, Michael and Christine Pantano and Michele Salemi. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend the funeral from the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home, 157 Washington Ave., Chelsea, Mass. on Saturday at 8 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Stanislaus Church, 163 Chestnut St., Chelsea at 9 a.m. Services will conclude with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett, Mass. Visiting hours will be at the Anthony Memorial on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Michael J. McNamara died March 23, 1999, at the Bethel Health Care Center in Bethel, Conn., at the age of 66. He was the husband of Jean F. Kelly McNamara and lived at 89 North Lake Shore Dr., Brookfield. He was born in New York City, Sept. 20, 1932, son of the late Michael and Agnes Walsh McNamara and attended Fordham University. Mr. McNamara was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and served on the U.S.S. Tarawa. He was employed for Texaco/Getty Oil Co. for 32 years and retired as an Employee Relations person in 1992. He was a member of St. Marguerite Church in Brookfield and the Catholic War Veterans and the VFW Post #149. He also was a Ranger for the Richter Park for five years. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Patrick M. of Symrna, Del., and Brian N. of Belmar, N.J.; his daughters, Margaret A. Lagomarsino of Toms River, N.J. and Jean E. Kanzler of Jackson, N.J., and three grandchildren; two brothers, James of Bayside, L.I., N.Y. and John of Red Bank, N.J. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Marguerite Church. Cremation will take place at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the Brookfield Funeral Home, 786 Federal Road, Brookfield on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 57 North St., Danbury, CT 06810 in his memory.
Mary L. Decker
Mary L. Decker, age 75, wife of Alton L. Decker of Nunnawauk Meadows, Newtown, retired bursar of Sacred Heart University in Bridgeport, died Thursday, March 25, 1999 in Heritage Heights Care Center of Danbury. Mrs. Decker was born in Danbury on September 2, 1923, a daughter of Philip J. and Molly (Scanlon) Connerty. She was employed at Sacred Heart University for 25 years, retiring in 1989. She was a resident of Newtown the past two years and was a member of St. Rose Church. Mrs. Decker previously lived in Bridgeport and Milford. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Christopher Decker of Waterbury and Philip Decker of Bakersfield, Calif.; a daughter, Nancy Belanger of Newtown and four grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, 10 a.m., at St. Rose Church in Newtown. Interment will be in St. Michael's Cemetery in Stratford, Conn. at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements are by the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St., Newtown.
Sigrid Santi died March 25, 1999 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Ann Santi, in Brookfield Meadows. She was 83 and the wife of the late Frank R. Santi and lived at 4-3 Brooks Quarry in Brookfield. Mrs. Santi was born on October 15, 1915 in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of the late Emil and Ida Hagman Kroenke. She came to the Brookfield area in 1989. She was a member of the AARP. Besides her son of Brookfield, she is survived by her other sons, Richard and his wife Kay of St. George, Utah and William Santi of Elmont, N.Y.; her daughter and her husband Ruth and Don LaBianca of E. Northport, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Frank Santi and Kristine, Cheryl and Allison LaBianca and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, 1 p.m., at Prince of Peace Church, Route 133, Brookfield with Pastor Frederick Marcoux officiating. Cremation will take place at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the Brookfield Funeral Home, 786 Federal Road, Brookfield on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions may be made to Birth Right of Danbury in her memory.
Carmelina T. Marasco died March 25, 1999 at her home, 47 Morris St., Danbury at the age of 96. She was born in Catanzaro, Italy on July 7, 1902, daughter of Angelo and Maria Bonacci Tucci, and received her education there. She came to this country and to Danbury in 1947. She was the wife of the late Joseph Marasco, who died in 1979. Mrs. Marasco was a homemaker and devoted her life to her family. She was a member of St. Joseph Church. She is survived by her daughter, Maria Scalzo, and her grandchildren, John and Tony Scalzo, Carmelina Fernandes, Angelina Butera and Josephina DosSantos, all of Danbury; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; her sister, Theresa Notarianni of Australia and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Monday, 9:15 a.m., from Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Danbury to St. Joseph Church, 8 Robinson Ave., Danbury at 10 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery. Friends may call at the Cornell Memorial Home on Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m.
Roger Moffett, 47, of Danbury died Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at Danbury Hospital. He was born in Danbury, Conn. on February 26, 1952, a son of the late John and Perrine Spencer Moffett. Mr. Moffett attended local Danbury schools and had lived in New Milford for a short time. He is survived by five brothers, Pete of Austin, Texas, John of Orlando, Fla., Bo of Douglas, Ga., Benjamin of Danbury and David Moffett of Brookfield; three sisters, Vera Lawson of Steelton, Pa., Lucinda Harris of Harrisburg, Pa. and Lillian Moffett of Waterbury, Conn.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Contributions in his memory may be made to Victory Christian Church, 23 Eden Drive, Danbury, CT 06810. Services are Saturday, 10 a.m., at New Hope Baptist Church, 10 Cherry St., Danbury. The Tomlinson Homestead, 336 Main St., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.
Viola D. Blake
Viola D. Blake died March 23, 1999, at her home at the age of 81. She was the wife of the late Matthew F. Blake who died Feb. 20, 1999.
Mrs. Blake was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., March 4, 1918, daughter of Patrick and Viola McGowan McCabe. She graduated from the College of New Rochelle with a B.A. in French. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Marguerite Church in Brookfield as well as the Candlewood Lake Club.
She is survived by her four sons: Thomas M. of Boxford, Mass., Stephen F. of Bay Shore, L.I., N.Y., Richard L. of Phoenix, Ariz., and Robert E. of Sarasota, Fla.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; her brother Robert McCabe of Richmond, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 1 p.m. at St. Marguerite Church in Brookfield. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery in New Milford. Friends may call at Brookfield Funeral Home, 786 Federal Rd. Brookfield on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions may be made to St. Marguerite Church, Candlewood Lake Rd., Brookfield, CT 06804.
Peter J. Feli Jr.
Peter J. Feli Jr. died March 23, 1999 at the New England Medical Center in Boston, Mass., after a brief illness. He was the husband of Deborah Ann Nafey Feli and lived at 76 Parmalee Hill Road, Newtown.
Mr. Feli was born in Danbury, Conn., April 10, 1939, son of Margaret Piskura Feli of Newtown and the late Peter Feli Sr. Mr. Feli was educated in Newtown schools and Henry Abbott Technical School. He was a self-employed carpenter. Mr. Feli served in the Army from 1961 to 1964 and was stationed in Thailand. He was a member of St. Rose Church and an avid collector of antique tools.
Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by his three sons, Michael J. of Brooklyn, Mass., Jason R. and Chad P. Feli, both of Newtown; his two brothers, George J. and Francis S. Feli and his sister Theresa Fuller, all of Newtown. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10:15 a.m. at St. Rose Church in Newtown. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Danbury on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Nealy Foundation, 30 Winter St. (2nd Floor) Boston, MA 02108 in his memory.